2023 Stage Overviews


The ‘Egress’ Main Stage – Led by Professor Richard Susskind OBE KC (Hon), will explore the growth of the Big 4 and how clients now see innovation.

In addition, the stage will explore how the current climate is changing the face of firms and the needs of clients at an accelerated pace. Key thought leaders, will additionally evaluate the status of VR and Augmented reality and there true value for the profession within the 4th Industrial revolution.

The 2023 agenda lead by Professor Richard Susskind OBE KC (Hon), will delve into the technological landscape, including how the legal sector needs to truly understand their new hybrid culture, and how data and client services has transformed for a more collaborative future.


The ‘Iron Mountain’ Lounge Stage – Chaired by Christina Blacklaws, CEO, Blacklaws Consulting, will explore the current state of the Legal Technology landscape within the UK and International markets and why investment into this sector is is now essential for survival through the challenging climate ahead.

The sessions will explore the necessity of creating a single point of truth and reference, to streamline multiapplication’ s for true business visibility and business continuity. In addition,  embedding critical digital upskilling of firm lawyers to meet the exponential growth in client demands.

The Lounge stage, will continue to dissect the challenges faced by legal management from client requests, and how teams can support the client transformation journeys in a climate where the war for talent is at its precipice.

Speakers will also review the regulation of LegalTech to drive competitiveness, whilst challenging past and current status quos and delivering unbiased and true transformational change.


The ‘Litera’ Innovation Stage Chaired by Peter Wright – Managing Director, DigitalLawUK, will demonstrate current and new systems, processes, and solutions available for the future of UK Innovation and Automation in the legal market.

Through panel discussions and presentations this stage will debate workplace culture and hybrid working models. Key speakers will explore the exciting opportunities and innovations that new technologies offer legal services recently launched in virtual worlds and the metaverse.

Led by Peter, speakers will offer insights into emerging operating systems, infrastructure and applications, whilst reflecting and exploring the evolving threats powering expansive and sophisticated attacks on firms.


The ‘Quorum Cyber’ FutureTech Stage – Chaired by David Fazakerley, Director of IT, Saffery Champness, will look at the future technologies, systems and processes, which are shaping and accelerating digital transformation across the national and global legal profession.

The sessions will explore the future of technology and the evolving ramifications of the Metaverse on the legal profession. Featuring breakthrough conversations surrounding advanced AI chatbot technology such as ChatGPT, Google Bard and Machine Learning.  The Speakers will also explore the evolving threat landscape, including the widespread rise of social engineering fraud. In addition, the chair will dissect client-centric design and delivery with leading legal IT suppliers and clients alike.

Delving into the next generation of law and AI, forward-thinking sessions will highlight the advancements being made, and what is being achieved for the legal community of tomorrow. Speakers will share research and insights into responsibly designed advancements in new CRMs and more, whilst revisiting the future of the profession and how current research is influencing industry legislation.


The ‘Thomson Reuters’ Insights Stage – will explore how to utilise both today and tomorrow’s technology in a practical way for those aiming to drive productivity and efficiency in their organisation.

Through panel sessions, research presentations and fireside chats, this stage will provide real-life figures and examples of how innovation influences the business strategy of today’s firms and legal departments, and which technology trends will influence the future of the legal industry. Key speakers will explore, the future of firm/client interactions, where next-generation technologies are likely to fit into daily work, and how to plan for technology that also accounts for people and process considerations.

Each of the four sessions of the Insights Stage aim to provide ideas and leadership to those exploring innovation within their own organisation. Throughout the forum, this stage will deliver key takeaways for decision-makers that allow them to advance and modernise their next technology projects.

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